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Daniel Ownbey

Assistant Wrestling Coach

Office: Physical Education Complex

Office Phone: 803.321.5155

Email:

daniel.ownbey@newberry.edu

Department:
Department of Athletics

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Aarron Van Buren

Strength & Conditioning Intern, Athletics

Office: Weight Room

Email:

aaron.vanburen@newberry.edu

Department:
Department of Athletics

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Racquel Prager

Women's Head Lacrosse Coach

Office: CTE, 122-a

Office Phone: 803.321.3325

Email:

raquel.prager@newberry.edu

Department:
Department of Athletics

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Morgan Glazier

Housing and Residence Life, Student Affairs

Office Phone: 803.321.5623

Email:

morgan.glazier@newberry.edu

Department:
Office of Student Affairs

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Michael Stamp

Coordinator for Campus Recreation, Student Affairs

Office: Derrick,

Office Phone: 803.321.5155

Email:

gregory.connor@newberry.edu

Department:
Office of Student Affairs

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Andrew Husk

Coordinator for Civic EngagementMuller Center

Office: Muller Center

Office Phone: 803.321.5615

Department:
The Muller Center at Newberry College

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Donna Wagner Wagner

Adjunct Instructor of Nursing

Office: SCM

Email:

donna.wanger@newberry.edu
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Roger Keesling

Head Men's and Women's Track & Field; Cross Country Coach

Office Phone: 803.947.2115

Email:

roger.keesling@newberry.edu

Department:
Department of Athletics

Bio:

Director of Athletics Ralph Patterson announced the hiring of Roger Keesling as Newberry's new head coach for the men's and women's cross country program in February 2019.
 
"We couldn't be more pleased to announce Roger as our new head cross country coach," Patterson said. "We look forward to his leadership and his desire to develop a championship caliber program. He will also coach the distance runners in our men's and women's track and field program."

"I'd like to thank President Scherrens and Ralph Patterson for this great opportunity," stated Keesling. "I'm looking forward to being a part of the athletic family at Newberry College. I'm looking forward to hitting the ground running and working with the men and women on both the cross country and track teams, and I'm excited to build this program and take us to new heights and new opportunities."
 
Keesling joins the Wolves from Mississippi State, where he has spent over five years working with the Bulldogs' cross country and track and field teams as an assistant coach. He primarily worked with middle distance and distance events, as well as the horizontal and vertical jump events and the multi-events, in track and field.
 
While in Starkville, Keesling helped the Bulldogs compile 66 all-Southeastern Conference selections, nine SEC champions, 16 All-Americans, and four individual national champions between the indoor and outdoor seasons. The men's team twice finished eighth nationally at the outdoor championships while the women's team peaked at No. 13.
 
A PhD candidate in Kinesiology, Keesling was also in charge of Mississippi State's biomechanics program that assessed each student-athlete and developed a unique set of drills and exercises to help improve running form and mechanics.
 
Prior to Mississippi State, Keesling spent a total of six years coaching high school cross country, track and field, baseball, and football. He was also a high school state champion in Kansas in the 3200 meter run, won three collegiate conference championships, and was a six-time national qualifier between cross country and track and field.

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Greg Wilson

Strength and Conditioning Coach

Email:

greg.wilson@newberry.edu

Department:
Department of Athletics

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Cody Postupac

Assistant Men's Soccer Coach

Office: Soccer House

Office Phone: 803.321.5375

Email:

cody.postupac@newberry.edu

Department:
Office of the Director of Athletics

Bio:

Postupac joins the Newberry staff following a stint as a graduate assistant at Walsh University located in North Canton, Ohio in 2018. Postupac served as an assistant for the first team and was head coach of the reserve team at Walsh. His other responsibilities included budgeting, recruiting, scouting opponents, planning practices, creating workout programs and organizing camps.

Before his stint at Walsh, Postupac taught high school physics at John Handley High School in Winchester, Virginia for two years. While teaching, Postupac joined the boys’ soccer team coaching staff where he worked with the varsity and JV teams during his stay. Postupac also coached club soccer with the Shenandoah Valley Elite where he worked with high school and youth players.

Postupac graduated from Westminster College in Pennsylvania where he was a four-year starter as a holding midfielder. During his senior season, Postupac was named captain and led Westminster to a conference championship for the first time since 2008. Postupac was also named as an all-conference team selection and helped the team defeat the No. 2 ranked team in the conference tournament semifinals. Postupac graduated with a degree in physics and a minor in secondary education.

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Belle Mazurik

Academic Specialist

Office: Center for Student Success

Office Phone: 803.321.5148

Email:

belle.mazurik@newberry.edu

Department:
Office of Educational Services

Degrees:

M.A., Student Affairs in Higher Education, Slippery Rock University, 2018

B.A., English, Allegheny College, 2016

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Brian Shealy

Member At-Large

Degrees:

MBA, University of South Carolina (2007)

B.A., Business Administration and Computer Science, Newberry College (2004)

Bio:

Brian Shealy is a fourth-generation co-owner of Economy Furniture Company in Batesburg-Leesville, S.C. 

 

He earned his bachelor's degrees in Business Administration and Computer Science from Newberry in 2004, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of South Carolina in 2007. Shealy serves as president of the Newberry College Athletic Club, he is a member of the Newberry College Letterman's Club, and he was a 2015 recipient of the Phillip T. Kelly, Jr. Young Alumni Award.

 

Shealy is active as council president at Wittenberg Lutheran Church in Batesburg-Leesville, board member and past president of the Batesburg-Leesville Chamber of Commerce, secretary of the Leesville Merchants Association, and a committee member of the Ridge Flyaway Chapter of Ducks Unlimited, Inc.

 

An avid woodworker and waterfowl hunter, Shealy resides in Batesburg-Leesville with his wife, Kayce McLeod Shealy '05, and their children, Kate, Jack, and James.

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LaDrenia George

Housing and Residence Life

Office: Derrick

Office Phone: 803.321.3321

Email:

l.george@newberry.edu

Department:
Office of Student Affairs

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Jennifer Bickley

Jennifer Bickley

Adjunct Instructor of Nursing

Office: SCM 118

Office Phone: 803.321.5671

Email:

jennifer.bickley@newberry.edu

Degrees:

MSN, specialization in Nursing Education, South University, 2017

BSN, Newberry College, 2014

Bio:

Jennifer Bickley obtained her BSN from Newberry College in 2014 and her MSN from South University in 2017. She earned her graduate degree from South University with a specialization in nursing education. Though not currently enrolled, she would like to continue her knowledge in nursing education in an accredited doctoral program within the next 2 years. Before becoming a full-time faculty member at Newberry College in the spring of 2019, Jennifer served as an adjunct instructor for the Fundamentals course at Newberry College in the fall of 2018. Jennifer also taught clinicals for Fundamentals and Medical-Surgical courses at Newberry College and the University of South Carolina from the years 2016-2018. Jennifer has worked as a Medical-Surgical Registered Nurse at Lexington Medical Center since 2014 and has served as a unit preceptor while employed in this role. She holds Medical-Surgical certification through the Medical-Surgical Nursing Certification Board and Basic Life Support Certification through the American Heart Association. Jennifer’s professional goal is to serve as a nurse educator who positively influences the nursing profession by holistically stimulating nursing students and nursing education.

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LaDreina George

Residence Director

Office: Brokaw Hall Lobby

Office Phone: 803.321.3321

Email:

l.george@newberry.edu
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Lindsey Longshore

Adjunct Instructor of Nursing

Office: SCM 119G

Office Phone: 803.321.5630

Email:

lindsey.longshore@newberry.edu

Department:
Department of Nursing

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Susan Ludwick

Susan Ludwick

Chair, Department of Nursing

Office: SCM 125

Office Phone: 803.321.5104

Email:

susan.ludwick@newberry.edu

Bio:

Dr. Susan Ludwick, DNP, MSN, RN (Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Nursing) is originally from Kansas City, MO and grew up in Overland Park, KS. She obtained her BSN from Wichita State University in Wichita, KS; she obtained her MSN from The University of Wyoming and she received her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree (emphasizing Leadership & Public Health Nursing) from The University of Kansas in May 2017. 

Dr. Ludwick has been a Registered Nurse since 1992 and has been a Nursing Educator since 1996. Her clinical background includes working in Medical Surgical areas, Obstetrics, Pediatrics, and Community Health. She feels that nursing education is where her heart is and has been a nursing educator in several areas including Maternal Child Health, Community Health, Fundamentals, Leadership, Nursing History, and Pharmacology. 

Dr. Ludwick’s research interests emphasize vulnerable populations especially women and children living with homelessness, postpartum depression, and the emotional needs of nursing students. She has participated in podium presentations at regional and national nursing conferences. She is a member of Nurse’s Christian Fellowship, Sigma Theta Tau International, and serves as the Sub-editor of Nurse’s Christian Fellowship International on-line journal. She and her husband have three children.

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Racquel Prager

Women's Lacrosse Head Coach

Office Phone: 803.321.3325

Email:

racquel.prager@newberry.edu

Department:
Department of Athletics

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Tyler Linville

Financial Aid Counselor

Office: Admission Welcome Center

Office Phone: 803.321.5131

Email:

tyler.linville@newberry.edu

Department:
Office of Enrollment Management

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Clorissa Orrick

Admission Counselor

Office: Admission Welcome Center

Office Phone: 803.947.2062

Email:

clorissa.orrick@newberry.edu

Department:
Office of Enrollment Management

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Mike Stamp

Coordinator for Campus Recreation

Office: Derrick Hall

Office Phone: 803.321.5155

Email:

michael.stamp@newberry.edu

Department:
Office of Student Affairs

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Adam Connor

Coordinator of the Visit Experience and Outreach

Office: Admission Welcome Center

Office Phone: 803.321.5140

Email:

adam.connor@newberry.edu

Department:
Office of Enrollment Management

Degrees:

M.S., Sport and Entertainment Management, University of South Carolina, 2008

B.B.A., Campbell University, 2007

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Wiley Haskett

Wiley Haskett

Alumni Engagement Coordinator

Office: Holland Hall, second floor

Office Phone: 803.321.5692

Email:

w.haskett@newberry.edu

Department:
Office of Advancement

Degrees:

B.S., Sport Management, Newberry College, 2018

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Jenny Lindler

Jenny Lindler

Assistant Professor of Nursing

Office: SCM 119G

Office Phone: 803.321.5630

Email:

jenny.lindler@newberry.edu

Department:
Department of Nursing

Degrees:

MSN -- South University (2016)

BSN -- Newberry College (2011)

Bio:

Jenny Lindler's professional goal has always been to become a nurse educator who empowers students to become the best nurse they can be, contribute to nursing research and help in shaping the future of nursing.

 

Lindler received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Newberry College and her Master of Science in Nursing from South University.She served as a clinical instructor and adjunct faculty for Newberry College since 2016, joining the College's full-time faculty in 2017. She also previously worked as a nurse educator at Richland Memorial Hospital in Columbia, SC. 

 

Lindler is a practicing Registered Nurse since 2011 with experience in several areas, including Cardiac Telemetry, Medical-Surgical, Oncology, Geriatrics, and Family Practice. She is nationally certified as a medical-surgical nurse. She is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. 

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Beth Bozard

Substitute Nurse

Office: Wellness Center - Health Services

Office Phone: 803-321-3316

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Christopher Harris

Christopher Harris

Dean of Enrollment Management

Office: Admission Welcome Center

Office Phone: 803.947.2110

Email:

chris.harris@newberry.edu

Department:
Office of Enrollment Management

Degrees:

Ph.D. in Higher Education Leadership, Concordia University Portland (In Process)

M.A. in Education, Heidelberg Univesity

B.S. in Communication, West Liberty University

Bio:

Christopher M. Harris joined Newberry College as Dean of Enrollment Management effective Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018. He provides leadership and strategic planning for the recruitment and enrollment of both traditional undergraduate and online undergraduate degree-completion programs and financial aid. As a member of the College’s senior leadership team, Harris advises the president and others on recruitment strategies and tactics for current enrollment and future growth.

 

Harris came to Newberry from Ohio-based University of Findlay, where he served as Director of Admission (2014-2018) and helped that university achieve record-breaking enrollment and supported year-to-year retention gains. Previously, he served as Dean of Admission and Financial Aid (2010-2014) at Lake Erie College, where he provided strategic direction for the institution’s new student recruitment efforts, including undergraduate, graduate, transfer, dual enrollment and international student constituencies.

 

Prior to that, he served as Director of Financial Aid (2009-2010) at Hondros College of Nursing, where he developed and monitored financial aid processes across multiple departments. He served as Dean of Enrollment and Student Services (2003-2009) at MedCentral College of Nursing, where he led significant enrollment growth and increased student retention by 20 percent in four years. At Paul Smith’s College, where he served as Director of Admissions (2001-2003), he partnered with academic deans and program chairs to identify, develop and market new degree programs.

 

Harris completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Communication from West Liberty University. He earned his Master of Arts in Education degree from Heidelberg University and is completing his doctorate in Higher Education Leadership at Concordia University-Portland. He has a long-held tradition of volunteer and community service, most recently as a volunteer with the Miracle League of Hancock County Buddy for Baseball program, The Make It Fit Foundation and the Heart of Ohio Girls Softball Association.

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Alexis Carrillo

Assistant Director of Game Operations

Office: O.L. Casey

Email:

alexis.carrillo@newberry.edu

Department:
Office of the Director of Athletics

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Frances Senn

Adjunct Faculty of Teacher Education

Office: Center for Teacher Education

Department:
Department of Teacher Education

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Marcy Baxter

Adjunct Faculty of Teacher Education

Office: Center for Teacher Education

Department:
Department of Teacher Education

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Carman Stone

Adjunct Faculty of Humanities

Department:
Department of Humanities

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Emily Liptack

Adjunct Faculty of Mathematics

Office: SCM

Email:

emily.liptak@newberryedu.onmicrosoft.com

Department:
Department of Sciences and Mathematics

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Yanmei Xu

Adjunct Faculty of Chemistry

Office: SCM

Email:

yanmei.xu@newberry.edu

Department:
Department of Sciences and Mathematics

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Kerry Frick

Adjunct Faculty of Mathematics

Office: SCM

Email:

 kerry.frick@newberryedu.onmicrosoft.com

Department:
Department of Sciences and Mathematics

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Monica Elaine Brown

Video Coordinator -Football

Department:
Office of the Director of Athletics

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Brian Woods

Management Trainee

Office: Holland Hall, First Floor

Office Phone: 803.321.5119

Email:

b.woods@newberry.edu

Department:
Office of Administrative Affairs

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Sam Lofts

Assistant Men's Soccer Coach

Office: Soccer House

Office Phone: 803.321.5375

Email:

sam.lofts@newberry.edu

Department:
Office of the Director of Athletics

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Shannon Sutherland

Accounting Assistant

Office: Holland Hall

Office Phone: 803.321.5116

Email:

shannon.sutherland@newberry.edu

Department:
Office of Administrative Affairs

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Sara Turner

Accounting Coordinator

Office: Holland Hall, room 103

Office Phone: 803.321.5103

Email:

sara.turner@newberry.edu

Department:
Office of Administrative Affairs

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Brittany Noble

Academic Specialist

Office: Center For Student Success

Office Phone: 803.321.5187

Email:

brittany.noble@newberry.edu
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Elizabeth Bocard

Nurse Practitioner

Office: Wellness Center

Email:

elizabeth.bozard@newberry.edu
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Joanna Tremble

Joanna Tremble

Assistant Professor of Physical EducationSports Profession

Office: Physical Education Complex

Email:

joanna.tremble@newberry.edu

Department:
Department of Sport Professions

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Brian Hansen

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Office: SCM - Room 119F

Email:

brian.hansen@newberry.edu
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David Fowler

David Fowler

Assistant Professor of Business

Office: McClurg 311B

Office Phone: 803.956.9937

Email:

david.fowler@newberry.edu

Department:
Business Administration

Degrees:

Ph.D., University of Texas at Tyler 

M.B.A., Mississippi State University 

B.B.A., University of Louisiana at Monroe 

Vocational Certification: Culinary Arts, Bossier Parish Community College

Bio:

Dr. Fowler received his Ph.D. in Human Resource Development: Organizational Development and Change from the University of Texas at Tyler, M.B.A. in Management from Mississippi State University, B.B.A. in Management from the University of Louisiana at Monroe, and vocational certification in Culinary Arts from Bossier Parish Community College in Louisiana. His doctoral research and dissertation focused on transitional and transformational leadership within organizational change. 

 

He is a scholar-practitioner who worked in diverse fields for over two decades. During his public employment tenure, he managed teams ranging in size from four to over one hundred members in the information technology, customer service, and hospitality industries. His I.T. career focused on organizational business transitions and deployments, in a change management context, for a global Fortune 500 company. Dr. Fowler also served as an executive chef, working across the southern United States in hotels, casinos, and country clubs. 

 

Prior to arriving at Newberry College in 2018, Dr. Fowler taught organizational change to business professionals in a global corporate environment. He also served as adjunct faculty, teaching management and information systems in a culinary, hotel, and restaurant management program at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh Online Division. Additionally, he consulted with religious establishments experiencing organizational transitions, and collaborated with numerous human resource development scholars, focusing on leadership research. 

 

Dr. Fowler is a passionate fan of college athletics, an accomplished vocalist, and adores cooking for others. He and his wife Victoria are “empty-nesters”, and relish in traveling the backroads of the United States in search of out of the way accommodations and culinary delights. They also enjoy serving in their local church as members of the choir and praise team.

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Cynthia Eshleman

Cynthia Eshleman

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

Office: McClurg 202A

Email:

cynthia.eshleman@newberry.edu

Department:
Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Lindsy Boateng

Assistant Professor of Biology

Office: SCM Room 211

Email:

lindsy.boateng@newberry.edu

Department:
Department of Sciences and Mathematics

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Andrew Sheffield

Adjunct Faculty of Music

Office: AMC

Department:
Department of Music

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Becky Loar

Adjunct Faculty of Music

Office: AMC

Email:

becky.loar@newberry.edu
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Cory High

Adjunct Faculty of Music

Office: AMC

Email:

cory.high@newberry.edu

Department:
Department of Music

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Elsie Helms

adjunct faculty of music

Office: AMC

Department:
Department of Music

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Jared Woolstenhulme

Jared Woolstenhulme

Assistant Professor of Education

Office: CTE 106B

Office Phone: 803.321.5202

Email:

jared.woolstenhulme@newberry.edu

Department:
Department of Teacher Education

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Dora Bates

Dora Bates

Admission Counselor

Office: Admission Welcome Center

Office Phone: 803.321.5132

Email:

shandora.bates@newberry.edu

Department:
Office of Enrollment Management

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Joyce (Roof) Carter

Joyce (Roof) Carter

Alumni Board of Managers Representative

Degrees:

B.A., Music Education -- Newberry College (1982)

Bio:

Joyce Roof Carter graduated from Newberry College in 1982 with a B.A. in Music Education, and earned an M.Ed. in Educational Administration from the University of South Carolina in 1996. 

 

Joyce's educational career began in 1982 as a general music teacher at Newberry Junior High School. She was then employed by Lexington County School District One where she worked for the next 27 years. She taught seventh and eighth grade chorus at Lexington Middle School where she was named School and District Teacher of the Year. In 1988, she was appointed assistant principal for Administration and Instruction at Red Bank Elementary School and was promoted to principal of that school in 1994. In 1999, she was asked to become principal to organize and open the new Lake Murray Elementary School that began serving students in the 1999-2000 academic year.

 

In 2002, Joyce was appointed as director of Elementary Education at the district level and was was promoted in 2007 to district assistant superintendent for Instruction, a position she held until her retirement in 2010. She was recognized as the South Carolina Association of Educational Office Professionals in 2005.   

 

Since her retirement, Joyce has worked as an educational consultant and owns a small business providing interior design services and creating home accessories. She teaches piano and is a caretaker for several family members. Joyce has served in numerous church, civic and professional roles throughout the years and currently serves on the Lexington County First Steps Board and is president for the Newberry College Alumni Association. Joyce is married to banker Jeffrey Mark Carter and they have homes in Cayce and Blair, SC.  

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John Yates

John Yates

Trustee Emeritus

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John VanDuys

Trustee Emeritus

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Lenna C. Young

Lenna C. Young

Secretary

Office: Gilbert, SC

Degrees:

Ph.D. - Clemson University

M.Ed.- University of Central Florida-Orlando

B.A., Guidance and Counseling - Newberry College

Bio:

Dr. Lenna C. Young is a retired higher education leader and educator. She most recently served as Vice-President of Academic Affairs at Greenville Technical College, retiring from that position in December 2017. As a seasoned leader in educational settings, Dr. Young has long championed quality education through teaching excellence. She arrived at Greenville Technical College in August 2009 where she first served as Dean of Business and Public Service, focusing on supporting faculty to offer innovative teaching practices and service to students and leading academics to offer world-class status career and technical education.

 

Prior to her career in higher education, Dr. Young followed her military spouse for nearly 25 years across the U.S. and Europe. During that time, she began her federal civilian service career leading military children and youth programming for moer than 10 years as a program director or curriculum and training specialist. Her federal civilian service also included four years as a budget analyst for U. S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) research and development and procurement accounts. While serving at SOCOM, Dr. Young was nominated as one of a limited number of civilians to complete the Air Force’s Squadron Officer Leadership School. During her service in federal civilian service, Dr. Young was selected as a recipient of the Army Special Act Award and the Air Force Meritorious Civilian Service Medal.

 

Upon returning to South Carolina, Dr. Young began teaching in the Early Childhood Development (ECD) Program at Tri-County Technical College in Pendleton, SC, as an adjunct faculty member. At the same time, she began her doctoral studies at Clemson University where she also taught as a graduate teaching assistant and worked as a graduate research assistant. Dr. Young later accepted the position as ECD Program Coordinator at Tri-County Technical College and began the program’s self-study for the National Association for the Education of Young Children Associate Degree Accreditation resulting in the program being one of the first 30 in the nation to receive accreditation. Dr. Young was later appointed as the Department Head for Public Services.

 

Dr. Young’s community involvement prior to her return to South Carolina included service on the Board of Directors for the Gulf Coast Women’s Center for Non-Violence and the Board of Directors of the Biloxi (Mississippi) Chamber of Commerce where she assisted in initiating military welcome dinners and orientations to integrate military members into the community. While living in Greenville, Dr. Young’s service included:  Academic Members Council, University Center of Greenville; Furman University Undergraduate Evening Studies Advisory Council; Greenville Hospital System MedEx Academy Advisory Board; and Greenville Chamber of Commerce Education Committee.

 

A native South Carolinian, Dr. Young earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology / Guidance and Counseling from Newberry College, Newberry, South Carolina, and a Master of Education from the University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida. She completed her doctoral studies at Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina, with research focused on the selection and effects of professional development on teaching quality. Dr. Young and her husband, Colonel (Retired) Lance S. Young, reside in Gilbert, SC. 

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Jeanette Davis

Jeanette Davis

Member At-Large

Office: Hilton Head, SC

Bio:

Jeanette McKenney Davis is a 1988 graduate of Newberry College. As a student at Newberry, she served as vice president of the Delta Mu chapter of Kappa Delta Sorority, treasurer of the Panhellenic Council, was a football cheerleader, a member of Cardinal Key, a member of the Student Admissions Committee and was the 1987 homecoming queen.

 

After graduation, Jeanette worked in her family’s business in Columbia as a bookkeeper until 2000, when she and her husband, Mike '87, opened their event rental business in Hilton Head, S.C. They owned and operated that business, adding a second location in Savannah, Ga., until 2007, when they they sold the business. They currently own and operate Village Self Storage, located in Bluffton, S.C. 

 

Jeanette has served as a member of the Chapter Advisory Board for the Delta Mu chapter of Kappa Delta. She is a past president of the Lake Murray – Irmo Woman’s Club and served as a District President for the South Carolina General Federation of Woman’s Clubs. She was the fundraising chairman for the Hilton Head Elementary School’s PTA and has volunteered with Operation 200% reading program at the school. Jeanette founded the Low Country, SC Kappa Delta Alumnae Chapter in 2009 and currently serves on the Kappa Delta Sorority’s National Leadership Team as an Alumnae Chapter Specialist for North Carolina and South Carolina. She has served on several committees for the American Rental Association.

 

Jeanette received the Newberry College Alumni Association’s Outstanding Young Alumni Award in 1995.

 

Jeanette and Mike are members of Hilton Head Island Community Church, where she is a member of the Guest Services team, the One Community committee, and is the Backpack Buddies coordinator. They have two grown children, Joey and Lauren, who live in Atlanta.

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Joel Carter

Joel Carter

ELCA South Carolina Synod Representative

Office: West Columbia, SC

Degrees:

B.S., Architecture -- Clemson University

B.S., Building, Construction and Management - Clemson University

Bio:

Joel M. Carter graduated from Brookland-Cayce High School in Cayce, S.C., in 1978. He continued his education at Clemson University where he received a Bachelor of Science degree from the College of Architecture in 1982; a Bachelor of Science degree in Building, Construction and Management in 1983; and an Overseas Study in Genoa, Italy through the College of Architecture in 1983.

 

Carter’s 23 years of architectural experience includes expertise in design, construction documents and job observation on all types of corporate, educational and church building facilities; as well as managing a staff of 16 architects, CAD technicians, designers and administrative personnel. Carter has been a Registered Architect in the state of South Carolina since 1990, and a principal of Jumper Carter Sease Architects, formerly Drafts & Jumper Architects, since 1991. His professional organizations include: American Institute of Architects Committee on Architecture for Education, AIA SC Board of Directors, 2002 - 2005; and AIA/AGC Joint Cooperative Committee, 1998 – present; former chairman 1999 – 2003.

 

In the community, he has been involved with the Cayce-West Columbia Lions Club, 1985 – present; Lexington Chamber of Commerce; Saint Stephen Lutheran Church - Church Council Member, 1997 – 2000; Speakers’ Bureau for 2004 Bond Referendum – Lexington School District One; Task Force for Facilities Nomenclature, 2003 - Lexington School District One; and Lexington County Board of Adjusters, 2005 - present.

 

Carter enjoys sailing, fishing, hunting and traveling. He is a dedicated Newberry College and Clemson football fan. He is married to Dee H. Carter, MD, formerly of Rock Hill, S.C. They have one son, Tyler, who is a graduate of Newberry College.

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Marcus Johnson

Science Lab Manager

Office: SCM- Room 321A

Office Phone: 803.321.5261

Email:

marcus.johnson@newberry.edu

Degrees:

M.S., Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008

B.S., North Carolina State University, 2005

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Charles Johnson

Associate Head Men's and Women's Track and Field Coach.

Office: Center for Teacher Education, Room 122C

Office Phone: 803.321.5114

Email:

charles.johnson@newberry.edu

Department:
Department of Athletics

Degrees:

B.A., University of Miami

Bio:

Originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Johnson earned his Bachelor's degree from the University of Miami. Johnson competed with the Hurricanes' track and field team, where he held a school record in the hammer throw for six years and is still in the top 10 all-time best list for both discus and hammer.


He joined the Nova Southeastern cross country and track and field staff in the winter of 2015 as a graduate assistant coach, with specialization in throwing and combined events.


During his first season with the track team, Johnson saw big improvement in the throwers. Three records were broken and the Sharks received their first PBC champion in the throws. Johnson also had two student-athletes recognized as all-region performers.


In his second year, two school and two Peach Belt Conference records were broken, while one of his student-athletes qualified provisionally for nationals following an individual PBC championship. He also helped place six student-athletes on all-region teams.


The following year, Johnson’s student-athletes had a record-setting season overall as personal-bests were set in all four field events in 2017. The women’s discus and hammer records and oldest men’s javelin record all fell to Johnson’s student-athletes.


At the Peach Belt Conference Championship, another student-athlete under Johnson’s tutelage became the first thrower in program history to win more than one event in hammer and shot put. Johnson saw six more student-athletes earn All-Region honors.


Johnson developed the team's only women’s high jumper, who in the year prior had not cleared any height at competition, to achieve scoring points at the conference meet which contributed to a conference championship victory for the women’s team.


Before joining the Sharks, Johnson coached multiple student-athletes who qualified for the FHSAA state championships every year during his tenure at Miami Coral Park Senior High School, including a state champion in 2013.


A 2017 NCAA Emerging Leaders selection, Johnson currently holds a master of science degree with specialization in athletic administration from Nova Southeastern University.


He states, "I would like to thank Coach Bruce and Athletic Director Ralph Patterson for the opportunity to join the track and field program. It is with great honor to be a part of the revitalization of the team, and to contribute to its future success".

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Joe Wilson

Assistant Coach, Men's Lacrosse

Office: Center for Teacher Education, Room 122A

Office Phone: 803.321.5301

Email:

joe.wilson@newberry.edu
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Nick Cotter

Head Coach, Men's Lacrosse

Office: Center for Teacher Education, Room 122A

Office Phone: 803.321.5301

Email:

nick.cotter@newberry.edu
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Zach Edmunds

Assistant Coach, Tight Ends

Office: Physical Education Complex, Room 206

Email:

zach.edmunds@newberry.edu
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Taylor Cornett

Offensive Linebackers Coach

Office: Physical Education Complex, Room 206

Office Phone: 803.321.5173

Email:

taylor.cornett@newberry.edu
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Todd Varn

OFF. COORDINATOR / Quarterbacks

Office: Physical Educations Complex, Room 206

Office Phone: 803.321.5143

Email:

todd.varn@newberry.edu
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Jeff Sneed

Assistant Baseball Coach

Office: Castle

Email:

jeffrey.sneed@newberry.edu
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Jasmine Small

Strength and Conditioning

Office: Physical Education Complex, Weight Room

Email:

jasmine.small@newberry.edu
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Matthew Cannella

Athletic Training

Office: McLean

Office Phone: 803.321.5170

Email:

matthew.cannella@newberry.edu
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Neil Ehlers

Athletic Training

Office: McLean

Office Phone: 803.321.5170

Email:

neil.ehlers@newberry.edu
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Rachel Goromonzi

Assistant Coach, Women's Field Hockey

Office: Center for Teacher Education 122B

Office Phone: 803.321.3321

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Lisa Wicker

Accounting

Office: Holland Hall

Office Phone: 803.321.5199

Email:

lisa.wicker@newberry.edu

Department:
Office of the Vice President for Administrative Affairs

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Casey Petrusic

Assistant Director of Compliance

Office: O.L. Casey

Office Phone: 803.947.2103

Email:

casey.petrusic

Department:
Office of the Director of Athletics

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Ross Kessler

Head Volleyball Coach

Office: PE Complex, Rm 211

Office Phone: 803.321.5237

Email:

ross.kessler@newberry.edu

Department:
Department of Athletics

Bio:

Kessler has spent the last four seasons in the Division I ranks as an assistant coach. In 2017 he helped Arkansas State to a 21-win season as Offensive Coordinator, overseeing setter and attacker training and development. A former setter, Kessler also worked extensively with the Red Wolves' setters in the areas of footwork and peripheral vision.


He spent the 2016 season at Troy coordinating the Trojans' defense while also training the setters, helping six players surpass 120 digs and two players attain 95 blocks. He held the same role at Georgia Southern the previous year, where Eagles' libero Alex Beecher ranked 10th nationally and led the Sun Belt Conference in digs per set while setting a school record for total digs.

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Amanda Halfacre

Amanda Halfacre

Director of Housing

Office: Derrick Hall

Office Phone: 803.321.5328

Email:

Amanda.Halfacre@newberry.edu

Department:
Office of the Dean of Student Affairs

Degrees:


M.S., Western Illinois University, 2011
B.A., Iowa State University, 2008
 

Bio:

Amanda Halfacre previously worked at DePauw University working in Residence Life, Greek Life and Student Conduct. 

 

In her role as the Director of Housing and Residence Life at Newberry College, Amanda provides oversight and support for all students living on campus. 

 

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Dennis Lambries

Dennis Lambries

Adjunct Professor of Political Science

Office: McClurg 204

Email:

Dennis.Lambries@Newberry.edu
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Danielle Bell

Danielle Bell

Associate Director of Financial Aid

Office: Welcome Center

Office Phone: 803-321-5128

Email:

danielle.bell@newberry.edu

Degrees:

M.Ed., Columbia College, 2013

B.S., Lander University, 2005

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Patrick Smith

Patrick Smith

Director of Career Services

Office: Center for Student Success

Office Phone: 803-321-5362

Email:

patrick.smith@newberry.edu

Department:
Office of Educational Services

Degrees:


M.S.E., The University of Akron, 2014
B.S., Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2012
 

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Sarah Bryant

Sarah Bryant

Interim Chair in the Department of Business Administration

Office: McClurg 3

Office Phone: 803-321-5673

Email:

sarah.bryant@newberry.edu
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Bernie Coaxum

Bernie Coaxum

Assistant Men's Basketball Coach

Office: Eleazer 210

Office Phone: 803.321.5665

Email:

bernie.coaxum@newberry.edu

Department:
Office of Student Affairs

Degrees:

B.A., Communications, College of Charleston, 2004

Bio:

Bernie Coaxum is in his first season as an assistant coach for Newberry College.

 

Coaxum comes to Newberry after one season as an assistant at Pfeiffer. During the 2016-17 season, Coaxum played an important role in helping the Falcons compile a 26-5 overall record and win the Conference Carolinas regular season championship. In addition, the Falcons were ranked nationally in the NCAA Division II polls and received a bid to the NCAA Tournament. Coaxum's main role as the defensive coordinator helped the Falcons set a school record in steals at (391) which ranked 2nd nationally in NCAA Division II. The Falcons were also ranked No. 1 in the country in forced turnovers at (725) with an average of 23.3 per game.

 

Prior to Pfeiffer University, Coaxum had three years of experience as a head coach at the high school level. He spent two years at Coastal Christian Prep in Mount Pleasant, S.C. and one at Palmetto Scholars Academy in North Charleston, S.C. His 2012 team at Coastal Christian reached the South Carolina Independent Schools Athletics (SCISA) Class A state championship game and posted a 28-4 record. Coaxum was named SCISA Region IV Coach of the Year.

 

A native of Mount Pleasant, S.C., he played collegiately for one season at Anderson University for coach Doug Novak before transferring to Division I College of Charleston.

 

During his time at College of Charleston, Coaxum was on a team that defeated the University of North Carolina and won the 2002 Great Alaska Shootout with victories over Wyoming, Oklahoma State and Villanova. He was a member of the 2002-03 Cougars that finished with a 25-7 record and spent several weeks in the AP Top 25. 

 

He is a graduate from the College of Charleston with a degree in communications.

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Angie Rachels

Public Services Librarian

Office: Wessels Library

Office Phone: 803.321.3341

Email:

angie.rachels@newberry.edu

Degrees:

M.S., Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1994.

B.S., Secondary English Education, Auburn University, 1989.

Bio:

Angie Rachels grew up in Birmingham, Alabama, and joined Newberry College on September 5, 2017.

 

She came to Newberry College from the Newberry County Library, where she served as the Technical Services Director and Cataloger. Previous to moving to Newberry in 2014, Ms. Rachels worked in Lexington, Virginia, as a public librarian and cataloger. A lifetime ago, she was a school librarian and middle school English teacher in Illinois.

 

Ms. Rachels’ interests lie in vernacular photography, films, books, art, Portland Timbers soccer, dance, cooking, type 1 diabetes in young adults, snow, and travel. This fall, she is dabbling in volleyball spectatorship. Having raised two sons, she remains intrigued by the mysteries presented by work-life balance. Few of these topics seem to appear in the weekly pub trivia that she enjoys, but she persists.

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Lisa Duncan

Lisa Duncan

OIRE Research Assistant

Office: Holland

Office Phone: 803.321.5647

Email:

lisa.duncan@newberry.edu

Department:
Office of Advancement

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Reid Austin

Director of Wessels Library

Office: Wessels Library

Office Phone: 803.321.5228

Email:

reid.austin@newberry.edu

Degrees:

MLIS, University of South Carolina, 2000

MA in English, Clemson University, 1997

BA in English, Wofford College,1994

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Melissa Taylor

Melissa Taylor

Assistant Professor of Nursing

Office: SCM 119B

Office Phone: 803.947.2112

Email:

melissa.taylor@newberry.edu

Department:
Department of Nursing

Degrees:

DNP, Educational Leadership – American Sentinel University, 2017 

MSN, Nursing Education – Indiana Wesleyan University, 2008 

BSN – Medical University of South Carolina, 2005 

ADN – Midlands Technical College, 2002

Bio:

Melissa Taylor holds graduate nursing degrees with education specializations. Her master’s work focused on the perceived barriers present in RN to BSN education. Her doctoral work examined the impact of computerized adaptive quizzing on standardized nursing assessments. 

Prior to joining the faculty at Newberry College in 2017, Taylor taught clinical courses for Newberry College as well as for other local nursing schools. She has been an online adjunct faculty member both at University of Phoenix and South University prior to coming to Newberry full time. She has worked as a Medical-Surgical Registered Nurse at Lexington Medical Center in West Columbia, SC since 2003. She holds Medical-Surgical Nursing Certification through the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She was awarded the 2011 Adjunct Nursing Faculty of the Year award at Midlands Technical College and in 2006 was awarded both the Lexington Gold and Palmetto Gold awards. She is a member of the American Nurses Association, South Carolina Nurses Association, and Sigma Theta Tau. Her professional goal continues to be serving as an educator who positively impacts the lives of her students in the classroom and beyond, as well as a nurse who ministers to patients and families while caring for their healthcare needs.

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Melissa Sheppard

Adjunct Instructor of English

Office: McClurg 109

Office Phone: 803.321.5203

Email:

melissa.sheppard@newberry.edu
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Carmella Powell

Adjunct Instructor of Biology

Office: SCM 225

Office Phone: 803.321.5648

Email:

carmella.powell@newberry.edu
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Susie Pippin

Susie Pippin

RN-to-BSN Advisor and Adjunct Instructor of Nursing

Office Phone: 803.321.5670

Bio:

Susie Pippin obtained her MSN from University of Phoenix, her BSN from University of South Carolina and an ADN from Midlands Technical College. She worked at Lexington Medical Center for 41 years. She has worked at Newberry College as an Adjunct faculty member for 9 years. Her area is pediatrics and she has been a certified pediatric nurse for the past 20 years. Ms. Pippin also serves as the RN-BSN nursing advisor. Her hobbies include teaching pre-school age children at church and serving underserved populations. She also enjoys watching football, crocheting, cross stitching and needlepoint.

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David Mitra

Instructor of Mathematics

Office: SCM 119G

Office Phone: 803.321.5630

Email:

david.mitra@newberry.edu
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Rebecca Livingston

Adjunct Instructor of Mathematics

Office: SCM 119G

Office Phone: 803.321.5630

Email:

rebecca.livingston@newberry.edu
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Hubert Kinard

Adjunct Instructor of Biology

Office: SCM 221

Office Phone: 803.321.5281

Email:

hubert.kinard@newberry.edu
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Sandra Davis

Adjunct Instructor of Mathematics

Office: SCM119G

Office Phone: 803.321.5630

Email:

sandra.davis@newberry.edu
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Keith Ringer

Visting Professor of Political Science

Office: McClurg 204

Office Phone: 803.321.5214

Email:

keith.ringer@newberry.edu
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Natasha Ferguson Dennison

Natasha Ferguson Dennison

Assistant Professor of Sport Professions

Office: P.E. Complex 104

Office Phone: 803.321.3304

Email:

natasha.dennison@newberry.edu
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David Santiago

David Santiago

Director of Athletic Bands/Assistant Band Director

Office: Alumni Music Center

Office Phone: 803.321.5633

Email:

david.santiago@newberry.edu
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Lauretta Grant

Adjunct Professor of Mathematics

Office: SCM 119 G

Office Phone: 803.321.5630

Email:

lauretta.grant@newberry.edu

Degrees:

Ed.D candidate, Educational Leadership, American College of Education

M.T., Secondary Education with a concentration in Mathematics, University of South Carolina, 2014

B.S., Mathematics, University of South Carolina, 2013

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Angelia Bedenbaugh

Angelia Bedenbaugh

Adminstrative Assistant for Teacher Education

Office: CTE 101A

Office Phone: 803.321.5201

Email:

angelia.bedenbaugh@newberry.edu
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Carrie Caudill

Carrie Caudill

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Office: McClurg 308

Office Phone: 803.321.5262

Email:

carrie.caudill@newberry.edu

Department:
Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Degrees:

Ph.D.,Counselor Education and Supervision, University of South Carolina, 2012
Ed.S., Marriage and Family Counseling, University of South Carolina, 2005
B.A., Psychology and Bible, Columbia International University, 2003
Certifications: Licensed Professional Counselor, Nationally Certified Counselor

Bio:

Before joining the Newberry College faculty, Dr. Carrie Caudill was an associate professor of Psychology at Columbia International University (2007 - 2016). She previously served as a family counselor for Palmetto Health Recovery & Addictions Center (2006 - 2007) and continues to maintain a part-time counseling private practice in the community with Palmetto Counseling Associates. She has been a presenter at regional and national conferences and presented a variety of workshops iabout psychology and wellness n the community. Dr. Caudill’s research has focused on wellbeing, mindfulness, nature and the impact on wellbeing, relational quality and impact on wellbeing, college students and mental health, and college students’ wellbeing and spirituality

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Alicia Davis

Assistant Professor of Accounting

Office: McClurg 305

Office Phone: 803.321.5674

Email:

alicia.davis@newberry.edu
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Laura Roost

Laura Roost

Assistant Professor of Political Science

Office: McClurg 317

Office Phone: 803.321.5214

Email:

laura.roost@newberry.edu

Degrees:


Ph.D.,Political Science with graduate specializations in Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs., University of Nebraska–Lincoln, 2014

M.A., Political Science with graduate specializations in Women’s and Gender Studies, University of Nebraska–Lincoln, 2009
 

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Hannah Luckett

Head Women's Golf Coach

Office: PHE

Office Phone: 803.321.2051

Email:

hannah.luckett@newberry.edu
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Lauren Grabowski

Lauren Grabowski

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Office: SCM 325

Office Phone: 803.321.5376

Email:

lauren.grabowski@newberry.edu

Degrees:

Ph.D, University of South Carolina, 2017

B.S., Saint Francis University, 2012

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Jerry Alewine

Jerry Alewine

Chair, Department of Respiratory Therapy

Office: Keller Hall 103

Office Phone: 803.321.3320

Email:

jerry.alewine@newberry.edu

Department:
Department of Sciences and Mathematics

Degrees:

Ed.D. -- Argosy University

M.Ed. -- American Intercontinental University

B.A. -- University of South Carolina

A.S. -- Piedmont Technical College

Bio:

Dr. Jerry Alewine, a highly qualified and well-respected educator and industry professional who joined Newberry College in July 2017 to lead the newly created Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy degree-completion program for which he also developed the curriculum. Alewine came to Newberry College from Piedmont Technical College in Greenwood, S.C., where he served as dean of the Division of Health Science (2008-2017) and previously served as Piedmont’s director of Clinical Education for Respiratory Care (2001-2008). His experience also includes more than two decades working as a Respiratory Therapist. He worked at Self Regional HealthCare (1998-2001), where he was adult care supervisor, and at Providence Heart Center (1995-1998), where he was department supervisor. Alewine served as president of the South Carolina Technical Education Association (2015) and was the 2006 recipient of the Piedmont Technical College Presidential Medallion. He is active in the healthcare industry having served as president of the South Carolina Society for Respiratory Care in 2013. He was recognized for his efforts with the DHEC Maternal and Neonatal Champion Award (2004) and was named the South Carolina Practitioner of the Year by the South Carolina Society for Respiratory Care in 2006.

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